Bean free chili recipe
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Bean-Free Chili Recipe

This hearty bean-free chili is packed with protein, vegetables, and the perfect amount of spice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • In a large pot, brown the meat.
  • While the meat is cooking dice the onions and bell pepper and mince the garlic.
  • When the meat is nearly cooked, add the onion and bell pepper and saute 5 minutes. 
  • Add the minced garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and all the spices.
  • Simmer 15-20 minutes until well warmed.
  • Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped green onion if desired.


  • If you like your chili a little thinner or if it's a little too tomatoey for you, try adding about 1 cup of beef stock.
  • If you like your chili a little spicier, try adding a little cayenne pepper.


Serving: 1½ cups | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.4g | Protein: 49.4g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 882mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14.3g